Ashley Benson | This Is How I Made It | Cosmopolitan

  • Published on Sep 19, 2018
  • Ashley Benson's devastating career setback led to her life-changing role as Hanna in 'Pretty Little Liars'.
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Comments • 89

  • Anna Martinez
    Anna Martinez 22 days ago

    mi sueño actual es el mismo que ella tenia, espero conseguirlo algun dia tengo 14 años asi que todavia estoy a tiempo

  • Rizkya Prastiwi
    Rizkya Prastiwi 26 days ago

    She's originally beautiful

  • Syria Porcelli
    Syria Porcelli 29 days ago +1

    These videos really helps me. My dream is to become an actress and i feel like I will never but stories like this one makes me believe in myself and in what I do even more.

  • Daniel Reyes
    Daniel Reyes Month ago


  • hallo leuk
    hallo leuk Month ago

    an inspiration

  • Angel Bennett-McWilliams

    I love you Ashley but I know your not going to see this but yea ❤️❤️❤️

  • ShaMecha Simms
    ShaMecha Simms 3 months ago

    Really tried to search for a more direct way to contact you via your SC stories. In a feature on Ally Brooke your transciptionist consistently misspelled the word “receive” as “recieve”. Subtitles seem to be an important element of the way the story unfolds and I know it’s tough to catch all errors when transcribing.

  • Colin Luby
    Colin Luby 4 months ago

    She defo make it with Cara’s support.

  • Unknown x
    Unknown x 5 months ago

    Love you so much 🖤💍

  • emo lord
    emo lord 5 months ago


  • Sol K
    Sol K 6 months ago

    I didn't know her voice was this deep

  • camren Jauregui
    camren Jauregui 7 months ago

    My hannaaa bannnaaannnaaaaa love u babe

  • What’s up With Michelle

    I love Ashley benson my fav

  • Luciano L. Pauda Jr.
    Luciano L. Pauda Jr. 7 months ago +1

    Nice to have met you!

  • Shamma Abdulla
    Shamma Abdulla 7 months ago

    Inspiring! So inspiring!! 🖤😫😍

  • Thya Smith
    Thya Smith 7 months ago

    Her communication skills aren't the greatest

  • felix yavala
    felix yavala 7 months ago

    So interesting and motivating and inspiring !! You go girl

  • Bertha Lovejoy
    Bertha Lovejoy 7 months ago

    she looks SO different...

  • Haley Jones
    Haley Jones 7 months ago +3

    Love you for this, Ashley. It's a rough field of work and the financial insecurity is a huuuge drawback. I had a professional theatre audition this morning, I have a feature film audition next weekend, I'm hoping to work as a bit part on a network show shooting the next few months, I'm working on my own short films totally solo *and* I'm unemployed, slightly terrified to get a solid normal day job because I have to keep availability open for last-minute auditions and on-call work. Not to mention just getting an agent to sign you in and of itself is harder than it should be. It's a rough. Field. Of. Work. I get it and it sucks. Us actors gotta stick together.

  • Ocean lights
    Ocean lights 7 months ago +1

    She looks so different for some reason!🧐

  • Casi un Angel
    Casi un Angel 7 months ago +1

    Gurl chill out with that botox

    • lana delevingne
      lana delevingne 7 months ago

      She gains weight a little. What are you talking about though?

  • cocoanouk
    cocoanouk 7 months ago

    she seems so different now

  • Avni kaur
    Avni kaur 7 months ago

    proud of you ash♥ love youu❤

  • Elena Fitz
    Elena Fitz 7 months ago

    My Hanna Banana😭❤️

  • Lubbylove89
    Lubbylove89 7 months ago +3

    I wonder why she never talks about Days Of Our Lives?? I loved her on that soap.

  • Ava's edits
    Ava's edits 7 months ago

    Why do I feel like she Turing into a hoe ): I don’t want her to 😩

  • ratata
    ratata 7 months ago

    Hey I hope she's fine.. What's with her new voice?

  • Yamuna Victoria
    Yamuna Victoria 7 months ago +1

    I wonder why she didnt mention when she was on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

  • Edward Seeber
    Edward Seeber 7 months ago +2

    I'm glad Ashley shared her story, it helps hearing what someone went through to follow there dreams, never give up & keep working hard ✊🌠

  • Fetish Queen
    Fetish Queen 7 months ago +10

    She was very real in this interview. Good job cosmopolitan

  • Andrea14
    Andrea14 7 months ago +2

    I miss Pretty Little Liars so much oh my god

  • timaa M
    timaa M 7 months ago

    So strong and powerful, this is what we need more of. Not the succes stories, but the way to succes, the hardship and failure. The reality. Thank u cosmopolitan!

  • Krissy Kris
    Krissy Kris 7 months ago +4

    You made a great Hanna... thank you

  • BeginnerSimmerGuides !
    BeginnerSimmerGuides ! 7 months ago


  • C.C. Bernie
    C.C. Bernie 7 months ago

    She looks like Hayley kiyoko

  • Luna Star
    Luna Star 8 months ago

    I miss Ashley

  • Jessi Holt
    Jessi Holt 8 months ago +2

    Look who’s back, it’s hefty Hannah

  • ForeverRachel13
    ForeverRachel13 8 months ago

    Yesss my babe Ashley

  • pop-up ASMR
    pop-up ASMR 8 months ago +1

    That’s just the definition of the American Dream 😂

  • Lavanya Jeanson
    Lavanya Jeanson 8 months ago

    Ashley is beautiful and I love her!❤️

  • Leanna Axford
    Leanna Axford 8 months ago

    she is the cutest ! so inspirational love ashley so much❤️❤️

  • Khadija Merzais
    Khadija Merzais 8 months ago +3

    Love ya girl ❤️

  • Abenaa Sasu
    Abenaa Sasu 8 months ago +2

    Ashley you made my day and I love you and I’m so so proud of you❤️❤️❤️

  • Sahar Sahar
    Sahar Sahar 8 months ago +188

    She looks and sounds so different

    • Sime DIY
      Sime DIY 13 days ago

      +Sebastián Karmy she did not even change😉😑🙄

    • Sebastián Karmy
      Sebastián Karmy 6 months ago +3

      The fame really changed her, you can watch videos behind the scences of pll and she was really different

  • Mel W
    Mel W 8 months ago +18

    Wow! Something about her looks so different! I haven't watched her on anything else since the final episode of PLL. I miss them. I've been watching Shay Mitchell's new show though. It's really good!

    • Premium Pils
      Premium Pils 3 months ago

      +Mel W She just seems more self-confident to me I think.

    • Heinrich Karg
      Heinrich Karg 5 months ago

      Mel W She was also Abigail on DOOL bfore Kate Mansi a long time ago

    • Mel W
      Mel W 8 months ago +5

      +Kimberly Tasha Yea, gaining weight is normal. But I actually didn't notice that until you pointed it out. I was talking about her presence in some of these interviews just seems different to me these days.

    • Kimberly Tasha
      Kimberly Tasha 8 months ago +1

      Mel W she just gain a little weight, her jawline is less visible but gaining a little weight is normal.

  • Amy Luna
    Amy Luna 8 months ago

    Love u Ashley!!!! U go girl ❤️❤️❤️ you can do anything ❤️

  • Tang-Ho
    Tang-Ho 8 months ago

    soooo gooooooood

  • whoismalaysia
    whoismalaysia 8 months ago +5

    This motivates me to leave Vegas next year & pursue becoming an actress

  • Pretty Little Liars 12345
    Pretty Little Liars 12345 8 months ago +6

    I love you so much Ashley your my role model and inspiration your are so good at acting,funny,nice,inspiring

  • Sangi Mizo
    Sangi Mizo 8 months ago +11

    Her smile..Her eyes..🌹❤️

  • Kayleyhasnolife
    Kayleyhasnolife 8 months ago +2

    eee love her so much

  • brynli moore
    brynli moore 8 months ago

    💓💓💓💓💓💓Hanna Banana😘😘😘😘

  • Kate _
    Kate _ 8 months ago +49

    I ship her and Cara so much! ❤❤❤

  • mvgical
    mvgical 8 months ago

    sskksk my bbg ashley

  • Voletta
    Voletta 8 months ago +147

    Her voice is very different, I guess she’s been smoking

    • Shania King
      Shania King 7 months ago +2

      She has been smoking for years

    • KissSimina
      KissSimina 7 months ago +11

      She has been smoking for years so my guess is either this was shot in the early morning, she was sick or did a lot of talking before also you can‘t compare the sound here and the sound on on of her shows or movies, with no one its always a bit different.

    • Kate _
      Kate _ 8 months ago +5

      Yeah there were papz photos

  • Ralph Garrett
    Ralph Garrett 8 months ago +9

    The best is yet to come for you in Jesus Christ name!

  • Vanessa Elizabeth
    Vanessa Elizabeth 8 months ago +210


  • kiara schreuder
    kiara schreuder 8 months ago +14

    How can you get a call from the producer off pll♥️♥️i’m so proud of you Ashley ♥️♥️love you💋💋

  • Emily A
    Emily A 8 months ago +4

    my role model 😩

  • Jessica Young
    Jessica Young 8 months ago +9

    Ashley, I wanted to know if you could help someone be as successful as you are. I've wanted to be an actress my entire life and I've different things but nothing works out.

    • Haley Jones
      Haley Jones 7 months ago

      Long story short, start where you are: community theatre, school plays, local indie film work, local commercials, etc. (and if you're lucky enough to live in a place where a big network show or movie is planning to shoot, put your feelers out there and start networking... you might get a bit part on one of the big shoots). Build a resume and get good headshots done. When you have a decently filled out resume, start submitting your headshot and resume to talent agencies in your area. Make sure you're doing this for the right reasons. Are you doing this, at the core of it, for the love of the art, or is it simply to hopefully become famous? When you're doing it for the art of it, you'll have a lot more lasting power in this business than someone who wanted to be an actor for a hot minute because it looks easy and fun.
      The hard reality is that it's not easy.

    • lana delevingne
      lana delevingne 8 months ago +1

      Jessica Young you could fly to LA and audition for any movie production that they need actor/actress or started off on RU-clip because I think that big stars may see and notice. You should take acting classes if you could to improving your drama or crying or other stuff skills. I hope this help :)

  • Cinnamon
    Cinnamon 8 months ago +37

    This has always been a dream to me. To be an actress. I was in art school for fashion and I was a leading actress in my first short film for a friend of mine who was studying film. I hope I make it one day. It's all in the perfect timing.

    • wal mart
      wal mart 2 months ago

      You got this beautiful💕👍

    • Shania King
      Shania King 7 months ago

      I wanted to be an actress but idk

    • Bxby Kay
      Bxby Kay 8 months ago +1

      Amiee Castell remember me when you become famous good luck 😂❤️

    • chlo chlo
      chlo chlo 8 months ago +1


    • Rach Ellice
      Rach Ellice 8 months ago +1

      Keep striving for your dreams! You can do it!

  • Daisy Franco
    Daisy Franco 8 months ago +97

    I love this little series! Really inspirational ❤️

  • Blondale
    Blondale 8 months ago +9

    Love PLL

  • Cccrew Gang
    Cccrew Gang 8 months ago +10

    I love that show and I just finished it today i love the pretty little liars I really want to meet that whole group love you

  • Brianna Thomas
    Brianna Thomas 8 months ago +41

    I love you Ashley! I've always identified with you as a role model. Thank you for being you!